NORC Final Report: Healthy People User Study. Works Cited


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1 The Healthier US initiative is an initiative established by Executive Order of the President (2003) and designed to: 1) increase physical activity, 2) promote responsible dietary habits, 3) increase utilization of preventive health screenings, and 4) encourage healthy choices concerning alcohol, tobacco, drugs, and safety among the general public.


2 The original sample was 520, however three respondents were serving as both the State Healthy People Coordinator and the Director of Chronic Disease within their state. Their role as Healthy People Coordinator was given precedence and these respondents were directed to answer the survey using their views as a Healthy People Coordinator.

3 MSAs are geographic entities defined by OMB for use by Federal statistical agencies in collecting, tabulating, and publishing Federal statistics. A MSA contains a core urban area of 50,000 or more population.

4 Direct Service tribes are tribes that receive services directly from IHS; Self-determining self-contracting tribes under Title I contract some services directly and receive some services from the federal government; self-governance tribes under Title V contract for most or all healthcare (and other services).

5 When reached by NORC interviewers, these respondents expressed a willingness to participate at a later time. However, follow-up attempts only reached answering machines and voice mails. Relaxing the limit on call attempts allowed interviewers to reach these willing participants.

6 Includes both Healthy People State Coordinators and State Chronic Disease Directors.

7 Includes both Multi-Tribal Area Health Boards and Tribal Health Organizations.

8 Multi-Tribal Area Health Boards were not partitioned into size categories due to their limited number.

9 Two state coordinators did not provide an answer to this question; however the respondents went on to answer the HP2010 user’s questionnaire, so those states are counted as “users” in the analyses.

10 One state did not respond to the survey, so the study cannot assert 100% usage among states.

11 MTAHB were excluded due to small sample size.

H1Note, this exhibit was updated

s2 NOTE the colors of the bars were changed to parallel the colors used in bar charts further on

jb3 Caitlin just had me check this one and all users are sig > non-users, p<=.05.

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